• Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presents a gift to Mexican Lt. Gen. Roberto Gustavo Garcia Vergara, director, Military Education and Dean, Army & Air Force University, during a visit by a delegation of three-star generals from Mexico to the Pentagon to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues, May 22, 2012.  Westphal and the Mexican delegation, met as part of the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program, a program to establish and maintain contact among senior Army leaders of Mexico and the U.S.

    Senior Mexican officers visit the Pentagon

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presents a gift to Mexican Lt. Gen. Roberto Gustavo Garcia Vergara, director, Military Education and Dean, Army & Air Force University, during a visit by a delegation of three-star generals from Mexico to...

  • Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal meets with senior three-star generals in the Mexican Army to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues at the Pentagon, May 22, 2012.  Westphal and the Mexican delegation, including Lt. Gen. Mario Marco Antonio Gonzalez Barreda, IG/Comptroller, Army & Air Force (to Westphal's right), met as part of the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program, a program to establish and maintain contact among senior Army leaders of Mexico and the U.S.

    Senior Mexican officers visit the Pentagon

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal meets with senior three-star generals in the Mexican Army to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues at the Pentagon, May 22, 2012. Westphal and the Mexican delegation...

  • Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal is presented with a gift from Mexican Lt. Gen. Mario Marco Antonio Gonzalez Barreda, IG/Comptroller, Army & Air Force, during a visit to the Pentagon with a delegation of other three-star generals from Mexico to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues, May 22, 2012.  Westphal and the Mexican delegation, met as part of the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program, a program to establish and maintain contact among senior Army leaders of Mexico and the U.S.

    Senior Mexican officers visit the Pentagon

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal is presented with a gift from Mexican Lt. Gen. Mario Marco Antonio Gonzalez Barreda, IG/Comptroller, Army & Air Force, during a visit to the Pentagon with a delegation of other three-star generals from...

  • Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal is presented with a gift from Mexican Lt. Gen. Noe Sandoval Alcazar, CG, 4th Military Region, during a visit to the Pentagon with a delegation of other three-star generals from Mexico to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues, May 22, 2012.  Westphal and the Mexican delegation, met as part of the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program, a program to establish and maintain contact among senior Army leaders of Mexico and the U.S.

    Senior Mexican officers visit the Pentagon

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal is presented with a gift from Mexican Lt. Gen. Noe Sandoval Alcazar, CG, 4th Military Region, during a visit to the Pentagon with a delegation of other three-star generals from Mexico to discuss...

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with senior generals in the Mexican Army, Tuesday, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, build cooperation and foster closer relationships between the two militaries.

The senior Mexican officers visited the Pentagon as part of the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program. The program hosts senior officers from the Mexican Army to showcase the collaboration between the U.S. Army, the U.S. Government as well as the civilian communities.

Established in 1946 by General Jonathan M. Wainwright Jr., the Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program is a week-long program that enables senior Mexican Army officers, selected by the Mexican Secretary of National Defense, to visit various U.S. Army installations in the United States. The program builds rapport, understanding and confidence with senior Mexican officers, while sharing information about the U.S. Army and America in a professional, social and cultural context.

The meeting builds on talks between Westphal and the Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan. The two discussed Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, regional security issues, and expanding partnerships into areas of mutual interest.

Both of these engagements deepen U.S.-Mexico defense cooperation to effectively confront shared security challenges and strengthen Army-to-Army cooperation efforts.

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